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Will I get a refund for my insurance renewal?

I Switched insurance from company A to company B. Insurance A had already charged the renewal amount December 9th even though I’m not due to renew until December 22nd (since that’s when my coverage ...
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Can a roofing company charge me more money for the cost of the roof 2.5 years after they were paid and job completed?

I had my roof done (in Florida) 2.5 years ago. I paid my deductible and they were paid by my insurance company just after that. Now, just 2 months ago, again 2.5 years later, I get a call from them ...
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Built a house on property. Florida residence when can we sell the property and avoid fed capital gains?

Sold primary house in 03/2021, and then bought land in 05/2021, address assigned same month. Lived on the property in RV. Built a house on the property. Florida residence, when can we sell the ...
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Auto Lease Payment Increase after moving to another state

I leased a Mazda through Chase Bank in July 2014, living in NJ. I moved to Florida in January 2016. My payment increased from $241. to $258. I was told it was due to tax. Can you explain that to me? I ...
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If an Humanitarian Parolee sold property (car, furnitures) from their origin country and have recently move to the US, do they have to pay tax on it?

Let's say a humanitarian parolee from Nicaragua, or Haiti has put their belongings on sale just before they leave for the US, but after 7 weeks in the US those belonging(car, furniture) has been sold, ...
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Is it legal or ethical for the insurance company to increase the cost of the service from the service provider to the patient?

I visited the emergency room, out of state, for lower back pain. My bill was $1,013.08. The providers bill showed Florida Blue Cross/Blue Shield paid $129.91 but also INCREASED my bill in the amount ...
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Can unpermitted work cause an unrelated insurance claim to be denied?

For example, if I install a deck on my property without a permit and then a hurricane rips my roof off, could the claim get denied? Or if I install drywall in my garage and turn it into living space ...
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Walmart wrongfully collecting taxes, what can I do?

I purchased a few grocery items and went to pay for them. A couple jars of pickles, a bag of oranges and a bag of apples… when it was time to pay, I used a EBT card and then was told I owed still $4....
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Can I get sales tax refunded after shipping my vessel abroad from Florida?

I recently bought a vessel and I want to ship it overseas from Florida USA. I was told that I will be able to get my sales tax refunded if I make copies of it's title and bill of lading, then send the ...
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Can a car insurance provider demand that I insure every person having a driver's license in my household?

This is about laws in U.S.A. where a driver's license is often the most common form of identification. Some of the backstory: My wife's sister and her son live with us. Due to her being a single-...
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Moved from NY to Florida; do we owe NY State Tax? [duplicate]

We moved from New York to Florida in late June 2021. Bought a house here in May, sold our old house in August. I'm retired; wife works remotely (per diem) for NY firm that took out state income tax (...
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Live in Florida & work remote for a New York company. Do I owe NY state income tax?

I have been down in Florida for the past 3 1/2 years and continue to pay New York state taxes out of the money I earn for a company I work remote for that is in New York. Should I be paying New York ...
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Tax nexus for remote working

I currently work for a company based in Florida. We sell merchandise and entry to sporting events in many states including Arizona. If I work remotely from Arizona, will it trigger a tax nexus?
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Federal NOLD vs Florida NOLD

I'm considering opening a corporation within the State of Florida. Although, I'm trying to understand the Corporate Short Form Income Tax Return. Florida Short Form F1120-A Line 1 (total income) Line ...
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Reporting corporate expenses beyond income beneficial?

Out of curiosity, is it necessary to continue reporting expenses beyond the annual income, for tax reasons? Or is it okay to stop once the expense amount is equal to or more than income amount? For ...
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LLC in Florida needed if already have a New Mexico LLC?

I'm a resident of Florida and need to a create a LLC for liability protection. My business will solely be an online business. I would like to form the LLC in New Mexico as they have no annual report ...
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How do unemployment benefits work when you move to a new state for the same employer?

I have questions about CA unemployment benefits eligibility that I’m not able to figure out from the website. In preparation of moving to East Cost location of my office, I had moved my address to ...
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How can I withdraw money from my LLC?

I am the sole member of an LLC. I am going to open up a bank account for it. I have $5,000 that I want to open it with. If I understand correctly, I am allowed to pay myself from the profits at the ...
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How would investing in real estate (REIT or similar) affect my tax situation in the U.S.?

My wife and I are in our 30s and bought our first house this past year. We don't expect to have enough money to buy a rental property or another house in the foreseeable future, but we are ...
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What US law requires a bank to reopen a closed account if a third party sends money to it?

I used to have an account with a local credit union. I moved, then closed the account. The credit union mailed me a check for my remaining balance and confirmed the account was closed. This was 14 ...
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State income taxes when traveling to another state

I live and work in CA for an employer in San Francisco, but I travel often to FL and work there remotely for a total of perhaps 2-3 months a year. Am I supposed to pay state income taxes to CA during ...
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Advice/Experiences, Auto Insurance, Florida, 18 years old [closed]

I am in Florida, United States. I have recently bought a reliable (however temporary) 2004 Chevrolet Colorado (rear wheel drive, maroon colored pickup truck). I have done a lot of research but I'm ...
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My mother's car was totaled

My mother was in a car accident and died. Her boyfriend's name is on the title and financing of the vehicle. She made all of her payments on the car. Is he entitled to all of the money since the ...
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How much is paid in taxes if the Homeowners Tax Deduction equals a person's Income Tax amount (USA, FL)

I was wondering how much of a yearly tax payment could be deducted using the homeowners tax deduction. I know that the policy allows for a deduction of the interest payments amount for up to $750,000. ...
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Remote state taxes

I live in Florida and I work remotely to a New York office and I am being paid thru their payroll not 1099. The employer has been deducting NY state tax and I know Florida does not have state tax. I ...
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Mistaken identity error (I am dead) - property tax issue [closed]

I purchased my home in Florida, Palm Beach county, in 2005 and I received my homestead exemption. Last week I was checking something on the Palm Beach Property Appraiser website and to my surprise I ...
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Homestead exemption disappeared

I bought my home in Boca Raton, FL, in 2005 and I had a homestead exemption. To my knowledge once you apply for the exemption you don't have to reapply for it. I haven't moved or rented the house ...
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Do I pay sales tax exporting the bike

We live in The Netherlands (Europe), we are Dutch. We are now buying a motorcycle in Florida, but are going to pick it up in July and then leave the state, since we're making a roadtrip. After 2 ...
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Car dealer saying that they cannot see any credit information for my co-applicant. Could this be a scam?

A couple of days ago, I went to a Chrysler dealer here in Florida to look for a new car. Being that my credit score is currently somewhat low (about 680), me and my wife thought that we could have ...
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Is a lease still binding if not all of the parties sign it?

My wife and I were leasing a house with another couple. Two weeks into the lease, the other couple left in the middle of the night and we have yet to hear from them. My wife never got to sign the ...
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Is It Possible to Get Out of an Apartment Lease?

My daughter is in a bad situation and I need advice. She recently moved into a new apartment near school. There were a lot of problems, she doesn't feel safe, and wants to move out. But her lease ...
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Do I have to pay Sales Tax on my leased car twice when moving from VA to FL?

I have a vehicle that I'm leasing and in the state of Virginia you pay sales tax on the full purchase price of the car when you are leasing. I have now moved to Florida and the lease company has ...
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How can I recover Form 8582 needed for this year tax?

How could I recover a copy of my Form 8582 from last year (needed for this year) for the state of Florida? My accountant that did my taxes is not being helpful and does not reply to my messages. He ...
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If I work 100% remotely for a Florida company but I live in Virginia, do I have to pay Virginia state income tax?

I am moving to Virginia from where I am fortunate enough to be able to work remotely for a company in Florida. Florida has no state income tax. Do I have to pay Virginia state income tax?
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Leaflet claiming tax credits for being a barber, Uber/Lyft driver, cook, and other jobs. Or is this some tax return scam?

While shopping at a nearby Walmart, someone had placed a leaflet on my car door that looked like in the image linked at the bottom of this question (I removed the contact details section from the ...
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Am I paying taxes on my electricity unnecessarily?

I live in Tallahassee, Florida where everyone gets their electricity from Talgov. I recently looked at my utility bills and realized my electricity charges were about 10-11% larger each month than I ...
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Mortgage Company Holding insurance premium payment til repairs made

I am 70 years old and not in good health and do not know what to do to get my problem solved. My home was damaged by Hurricane Irma Damage estimate: $7500 My deductible was high: $13,200 So I ...
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Auto Insurance: Adding another car to the existing policy (GEICO)

I've been with Geico for many years. Recently I decided to purchase second brand new vehicle for my family from Ford in South FL. While discussing with financial manager on all my possible options, I ...
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Tax rates when C-Corporation pays salary to the owner who is non-US resident & non-US citizen

I am non-US resident and non-US citizen (i.e. NRA, nonresident alien). I would like to open C-Corporation in Florida. I would be the only owner and shareholder of the C-Corp. I know what are the ...
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Health insurance at 18

I turned 18 a few weeks ago and live in Florida. I live with my mother, and I've been waiting for years for her to get insurance, but never does. As it is, we are a low-income family. I've had ...
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Should my wife stay un-benefited during pregnancy?

We just found out my wife is pregnant. She's in the process of switching her employment status to what they call per diem, meaning she's not technically a full time employee, although she can (and ...
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Difference between weekly and biweekly paychecks

Preface: all the numbers provided are fictional, but refer to the real situation I started recently with the new job, where accounting manager indicated that checks are biweekly. As I started at the ...
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Do I have to pay New York state tax? Freelancer with New York LLC, living in Florida

I'm a freelance software developer working from home. I work through a single-member LLC registered in New York. I previously lived in New York and paid New York state tax, but I have moved to Florida....
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Lump sum annuity distribution -- do I owe estate tax?

I recently inherited an annuity, and I am considering taking a lump sum distribution. I thought I had the income tax situation sussed out, but then I stumbled across mention of a possible estate tax. ...
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We didn't file for Homestead Exemption last year - what can we do?

We bought a home in 2015 in Florida, which was a primary residence for the previous owners and has been our primary residence since. Our mortgage is through Quicken Loans. We unfortunately didn't ...
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How can I find car insurance with 3 major claims on my record?

In short: I have 2 total losses on my record due to city vehicles pulling out in front of me. They were at fault but the insurance companies don't care. My wife has an at fault accident which was a ...
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If a company is registered in Florida but does business in California, does it need to register and pay California taxes?

In the following scenario does the company need to register, declare, or pay taxes within California? Company (LLC) registered in Florida with a single active member (other members are non-...
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Does WageWorks / FSA verify your claim submissions with your health provider?

I underwent a medically necessary treatment with my healthcare provider as soon as my insurance went into effect for the current period, and paid via an FSA card. Shortly after, I was required to ...
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DMV lists me as having the title of a 1972 Dodge that I have never had

I moved back to Florida last year after moving out of the state back in 1995. Since my birthday is coming soon I logged into the Florida DMV to check about renewing my license plates (I have ...
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Old -versus- New- Mobile Home that should carry Homeowners insurance?

A brand new mobile home was put on 4 acres that I own and there is another much older mobile home on the property, which one should carry "Homeowners insurance?